We are hiring: Senior Research Fellow  with expertise within green transition and innovation
Nordregio is currently seeking to expand its capacity by adding new Senior Research Fellows to the team. In particular, we are interested in someone who:
  • Has strong analytical skills and a critical mindset
  • Has experience from research and activities related to green transition and innovation
  • Is interested in social and economic issues at regional and local level
  • A PhD or similar qualifications in addition to a number of years of relevant work experience.
  • A professional background in social sciences: institutional or political economics, business economics, economic geography, political science, or an associated discipline.
  • Experienced in research with
    • Good knowledge within green transition, bio- and circular economy
    • Knowledge of institutional and organisational aspects of innovation
    • Knowledge of value chains related to renewable and biological resources
    • Experienced in analytical methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of regional development
  • Interest in contributing to green, competitive, and socially sustainable regions in the Nordics.
  • Able to disseminate complex results to a wide audience, including colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to network and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partner organizations.
  • Experience in fund raising, project development and project management.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to Nordregio’s goal of being an environmentally conscious, supportive and equal working place.
  • Fluent in English, and, if not already fluent in a Scandinavian language, the willingness to acquire a working knowledge of Danish, Norwegian or Swedish within a short period of time.           

What we offer
A full-time position as a Senior Research Fellow. We offer competitive salaries and a contract with a maximum length of four years. Subject to further agreement, the contract can be extended for up to another four years. According to the agreement “Avtale om rettstilling for samnordiske institusjoner og deres ansatte”, you are entitled to a leave of absence from your present position for the duration of your employment at Nordregio if you are employed by the State in a Nordic country.
Why Nordregio?
Nordregio is recognised and respected as a leading Nordic research institute within the broad research fields of regional development, policy and planning. We specialize in applied research that analyzes and evaluates the latest development trends in policy areas central to Nordic regional economic growth, competitiveness and sustainable development. Nordregio contributes towards meeting existing and future challenges facing the Nordic countries, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland, by facilitating cooperation, knowledge sharing and learning between national, regional and local stakeholders in the search for sustainable Nordic policy solutions.  
Nordregio adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to research. Our research team has a broad competence within the social sciences, including urban planning, human geography, political science, spatial planning, institutional economics, natural resource and environmental economics, business economics, sociology, anthropology and GIS/cartography.
Nordregio is a  flat organisation. Our work is carried out in project teams made up of junior and senior researchers, along with GIS experts and communications specialists. Teamwork is a particularly important aspect of Nordregio's research activities and much of the responsibility for projects is delegated to project teams.
We are a team of multidisciplinary, international people and our office is situated in attractive surroundings at Skeppsholmen in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. The institute was established in 1997 by the Nordic Council of Ministers and is built on 50 years of Nordic collaboration.
Working at Nordregio provides you with the opportunity to become part of a truly international research environment. We offer significant career development potential in terms of enhancing your international network of contacts in both policy and academic fields, as well as an extensive experience with project management. You will also have rich opportunities to collaborate with regional and municipal stakeholders in the Nordic countries.
How to apply
Upload your application, including a CV and references no later than September 30  2021. Interviews will be carried out during the beginning of October.
For further information, please contact:

Title: Senior Research fellow
Organisation: Nordregio
City: Stockholm
Application Deadline: 30 September
Employment conditions: Nordic conditions
Job Category: Employment with a Nordic institution or partner








Application Deadline

30/09/2021 23:55

Employment conditions

Nordic conditions

Job Category

Employment with a Nordic institution or partner


Director Rolf Elmér:, phone +46 76 110 53 77
Research Director Karen Refsgaard, email: phone: +46 76 323 53 38
Union representative: Vaida Razaityte vaida. Phone: +46 70 931 07 97